Mrs A. Venneear, Year Leader: Year 7, writes:
On Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th October, Year 7 visited Spy Missions in Milton Keynes. Everyone was excited but a little apprehensive as we did not know what to expect. Upon arrival, we were made to feel welcome by the staff and everyone was seated in their groups. Group one set off on their mission first and everyone else followed at fifteen minute intervals. Whilst waiting, the students started to tackle the computer-based activity. This involved students solving maths problems to gain entry codes to various rooms. Once they had all the answers, they were able to gain access to an imaginary vault. The Spy Mission was based on a ship and involved students climbing over lasers, crawling through tunnels and using ladders and slides to manoeuvre their way around the ship. In certain areas students had to work together as a team to solve problems to prevent a missile being deployed. After the mission, students had a spy quiz to answer. All the answers were displayed on the walls. Students were scored on how well they worked together as a team and also for the number of correct answers. Everyone had a great time and said that the Spy Mission was the best part.
The top teams were group seven on Tuesday, groups two and six on Wednesday and group four on Thursday. Silver Awards have been given to the members of each of these teams.
‘Spy Missions was a great experience and really helped build teamwork. The instructors were great and made it really fun. All in all, a great trip.’ Tom Pruett (7H)
‘I really enjoyed Spy Missions because the activities were all to do with teamwork. It was a good way to bond with my class mates.’ Zoe Bruton (7K)
‘I enjoyed Spy Missions because I was entertained throughout the day. I would recommend it to the next Year 7.’ Elouise Smith (7S)